Enrolment Eligibility

Students younger then college age can attend most courses as long as they have a fee paying adult attending the same course with them.

College age students are able to attend all self funded classes.

For further clarification please contact the Coordinator on 2327163 or [email protected]

A-Z - All Our Courses

ART: Acrylic Painting & Multi-Drawing Medium

Tutor/Facilitator: Ian Hulston
7 Tuesday nights - Starts on 10 May from 7-9pm

Learn basic drawing skills using pencils, charcoal and watercolour pencils. Create colourful graphic images with both oil pastels or soft pastel. Paint with Acrylics to portray images using a watercolour glaze technique or use thick Impasto Acrylic paint like oils. Students will need to purchase their own acrylics and brushes at approximately $30.

Fees: NZ$105

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ASIAN COOKING & DIM SUM:

Tutor/Facilitator: Roda Feasey
5 Tuesday nights - Starts on 2 August from 7-9pm

Learn to prepare and cook delicious but economical and healthy meals for you and your family using seasonal vegetable, meat and seafood. You will see how easy it is to utilise stir frying, steaming and deep frying techniques and learn to select the best meat, seafood and different ways of cutting meat. Fee includes all ingredients.

Fees: NZ$135 - Includes all ingredients

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BALINESE DANCE WORKOUT:

Tutor/Facilitator: Putu Evie Suyadnyani
8 Tuesday nights - Starts on 10 May from 7:30-8:30pm

Balinese dance is a fun way to stay fit and learn something about the ancient and vibrant culture of Aotearoa’s closest Asian neighbour. Find out how to quickly improve posture and core strength through fluid traditional dance movements. You will have a rare opportunity to learn with world- renowned Balinese dance instructor and founder of Mekar Bhuana Centre (www.balimusicanddance.com) in Bali, Putu Evie.

Fees: NZ$80
Fees: NZ$60 - Second fitness class taken by same person in the same term

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BALINESE MEDITATIVE ANCIENT MUSIC:

Tutor/Facilitator: Vaughan Hatch
8 Tuesday nights - Starts on 10 May from 6-7:30pm

This course has been CANCELLED for term 2. Bali has one of the richest and most varied musical traditions in the world with many different types of bronze, iron and bamboo- keyed instruments and gongs. Now for the first time in Aotearoa you will have an extremely rare opportunity to experience the ancient music of gamelan Selonding: instruments with giant slab iron keys that date back to the 10 th century and produce an ethereal, meditative sound. Your guru will be Vaughan Hatch, gamelan music researcher, ethnomusicologist and founder of Mekar Bhuana Centre

Fees: NZ$95

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BORO & SASHIKO PLACEMATS

Tutor/Facilitator: Clare Smith
1 Saturday - On 18 June from 9am-3:30pm

Boro and sashiko Quilts or Placemats Use some of your collection of Japanese fabrics or other scraps to make simple placemats then embellish them with sashiko stitching. These can be very organised or very random, depending on your preference (see photos)

Fees: NZ$90

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CAKE MAKING: For all occasions

Tutor/Facilitator: Ana Hetem
4 Tuesday nights - Starts on 14 June from 7-9pm

Basic cake making for the beginner. This will include basic recipes and the variations in flavour and icings for a variety of occasions.

Fees: NZ$115 - Fee includes ingredients

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CROCHET FOR RELAXATION: Beginner Course

Tutor/Facilitator: Monique Lubberink
4 Tuesday Nights - Starts on 10 May from 7-9pm

This class is now FULL. Crochet is a great activity that settles your mind and is relaxing too. Crochet and the repetitive movements help the brain make more serotonin, which helps to decrease feelings of depression. Learn to crochet by making little projects (a flower keychain, bracelet and granny squares). Learn about different stitches and notations and how to read patterns & diagrams. Crochet is a relaxing and fun craft to learn, you can make awesome things for yourself or join a community craft group and crochet for a cause!

Fees: NZ$65

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CROCHET FOR RELAXATION: Intermediate

Tutor/Facilitator: Monique Lubberink
4 Tuesday Nights - Starts on 7 June from 7-9pm

If you have been to Monique's beginner class or already know how to crochet then come along and extend your skills with new projects.

Fees: NZ$65

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DAY OF MINDFULNESS:

Tutor/Facilitator: Andra Moldoveanu
1 Sunday - On 12 June from 10am-2pm

The intention for this workshop is to engage deeply in mindfulness practice and to learn techniques that will help you integrate mindfulness into your everyday life. This retreat will offer you a period of dedicated time and practice, just for you. Mindfulness is an evidence-based modality, with well-established and researched benefits for our physical, mental, social, spiritual and emotional health and wellbeing.

Fees: NZ$80

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Defensive Driving (June)

Tutor/Facilitator: Peter Sheppard
4 Monday nights - Starts on 13 June from 6:30-8:30pm

Improve your driving skills, steer clear of danger and/or reduce your time on a restricted licence. An additional $60 is required to be paid to a driving instructor for the in car practical. This class is held on 4 Monday nights.

Fees: NZ$145

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Defensive Driving (March)

Tutor/Facilitator: Peter Sheppard
2 weeks Monday and Wednesday - Starts on 14 March from 6:30-8:30pm

Improve your driving skills, steer clear of danger and/or reduce your time on a restricted licence. This covers the theory part of the course only. An additional $60 is required to be paid to a driving instructor for the in car practical. On Monday and Wednesday nights for 2 weeks.

Fees: NZ$145

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Defensive Driving (May)

Tutor/Facilitator: Peter Sheppard
2 Monday & 2 Wednesday nights - Starts on 16 May from 6:30-8:30pm

Improve your driving skills, steer clear of danger and/or reduce your time on a restricted licence. This covers the theory part of the course only. An additional $60 is required to be paid to an approved driving instructor for the in car practical.

Fees: NZ$145

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Defensive Driving for Experienced Drivers (May)

Tutor/Facilitator: Peter Sheppard
1 Saturday morning - On 21 May from 9am-1pm

AA Driving School has developed a classroom training program for licensed drivers who want to update their driving skills and knowledge. The course teaches positive driving behaviours and a responsible philosophy towards ourselves and other road users.

Fees: NZ$125

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Defensive Driving for Experienced Drivers (June)

Tutor/Facilitator: Peter Sheppard
1 Saturday morning - On 18 June from 9am-1pm

AA Driving School has developed a classroom training program for licensed drivers who want to update their driving skills and knowledge. The course teaches positive driving behaviours and a responsible philosophy towards ourselves and other road users.

Fees: NZ$125

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Digital Photography: Beginner

Tutor/Facilitator: Geoff Marshall
6 Wednesday nights & 1 field trip - Starts on 11 May from 7-9pm

Learn how to get the best out of your camera by learning basic camera operating techniques, lenses, exposure, lighting, depth of field and how to make rather than take photographs. Also includes basic computer improvements to photos.

Fees: NZ$100

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DISCOVERY, GROWTH & REMOVING BLOCKS:

Tutor/Facilitator: Elisa Di Napoli
8 Monday nights - Starts on 9 May from 7-9pm

This course has been CANCELLED. Are you feeling lost, uncertain, dissatisfied with your life and are not sure what to do next? Are you at a crossroads in your life and don’t know which direction to take? Do you know what you want but feel scared to take action and keep on putting things off? This is a group coaching program for personal development.

Fees: NZ$115

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EGYPTIAN KAI

Tutor/Facilitator: Noha Ibrahim
5 weeks - Starts on 12 May from 7-9pm

. Learn how to make authentic Egyptian sweets and savories. Seafood, vegetarian, vegan, celebration meals, and the Egyptian national dish, koshary. Learn how to cook and eat like an Egyptian.

Fees: NZ$120 - Fee includes ingredients

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Gagana Samoa for Everyone

Tutor/Facilitator: Bonita Tasele & Taulapapa Joy Tualima
8 Wednesday nights - Starts on 11 May from 6-8pm

Samoan Language is amazingly easy to learn. Learn to understand and use familiar Samoan everyday expressions. Those who attended last term may re enrolled and new people can also join. A condition of enrolment on this course is that you will attend at least 80% of the sessions. The first time you enrol, you'll need to provide your National Student Number (NSN) or, if you don't have one, email a copy of your passport or birth certificate as proof of your NZ citizenship or residency to [email protected]

Fees: NZ$70

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Guitar: Beginner & Intermediate

Tutor/Facilitator: Don Franks
8 Wednesday nights - Starts on 11 May from 7-9pm

This course will show beginners how to form basic chords and use them to accompany a range of songs. Students will learn several different strums and a simple but effective finger picking technique. Bring your own guitar. Intermediate students will work on the same material, but learning and using more advanced playing methods. You will have at least one hour tutor contact time with beginners and intermediate split into different sessions on the first night.

Fees: NZ$115

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HANDMAKING PAPER USING NATIVE PLANTS

Tutor/Facilitator: Rob Kennedy
1 Saturday morning - On 21 May from 9:30am-12:30pm

This class has been CANCELLED. Paper comes from plants. Aotearoa has lots of really fibrous plants. So let’s make come paper from our local native plants. Come and learn how to make paper while making a new friend or two and developing a deeper appreciation for native plant resources. No experience necessary just a willingness to roll up your sleeves and get your hands wet! The paper we make takes a few days to dry and then will be posted back.

Fees: NZ$80 - Fee includes all materials

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INDIAN COOKING: Traditional

Tutor/Facilitator: Manjula Patel
4 Monday nights - Starts 9 May from 7-9pm

Make quick nutritious meals with heaps of flavour. Recipes include Spicy Gobi Bhajis (fried cauliflower) Madras Chicken curry( rich coconut curry) Different Dhals and Breads for any occasion

Fees: NZ$110 - Fee includes ingredients

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INDIAN COOKING: WRAPS & ROLLS

Tutor/Facilitator: Manjula Patel
4 Monday nights - Starts on 2 August from 7-9pm

Suitable for both vegetarians and meat eaters, these versatile wraps are easy-to-make and are great for lunches, barbecues or finger foods at parties.

Fees: NZ$100 - Fee includes ingredients

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INDIAN STREET FOOD:

Tutor/Facilitator: Manjula Patel
1 Saturday - On 21 May from 9am-3:30pm

This course has been CANCELLED.Create a range of delicious and nutritious finger food dishes that you would find being sold by street vendors in India. Examples are Spicy Allo Tikki (potato cakes) Vegetables sausages ( spicy crispy mixed vegetables Cocktail Samosas ( tender chicken wrapped spring roll) Corn Baskets (sweet corn , capsicum onion in bread baskets)

Fees: NZ$130 - Fee includes all ingredients

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INDIAN VEGETARIAN COOKING

Tutor/Facilitator: Manjula Patel
4 Monday nights - Starts on 13 June from 7-9pm

Create delicious, nutritious meat free dishes with all the exotic spices and flavours of India.

Fees: NZ$110 - Fee includes ingredients

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JELLY ART CAKES

Tutor/Facilitator: Ha Nguyen
1 Wednesday night - On 22 June from 6-9pm

This class is now FULL. Learn to make beautiful 3D jelly cakes. These confections are made with jelly and aga powders (which are from seaweeds and vegan-friendly) and inject colorful motifs onto a clear base. These cakes are an awe-inspiring example of when food transcends into edible works of art.

Fees: NZ$80 - Includes Ingredients

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KNITTING: Creative Relaxation for Beginners

Tutor/Facilitator: Pat Hammond
4 Thursday nights - Starts on 9 June from 7-9pm

Want to knit but think it’s too difficult? It’s not….did you know that all knitted pieces are a combination of just two stitches? In this class, you’ll master the basic knitting techniques - casting on and off, and knit and purl stitches . We’ll also take a look at interpreting knitting patterns, which is often the part of this craft that knitters find most difficult."

Fees: NZ$65

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LACE MAKING: Beginner & Intermediate

Tutor/Facilitator: Andrea Lynch
8 weeks - Starts on 9 May from 7-9pm

Love lace? Learn the centuries old craft of bobbin lacemaking to make your own lace edgings. The class is suitable for beginners and for those who have already made some lace.

Fees: NZ$115

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LEARN TO SEW:

Tutor/Facilitator: Stacey Donn
1 Sunday - On 15 May from 9am-4pm

This course is a perfect opportunity to learn some basic sewing skills. You will learn how to read a pattern, how to cut out fabric, how to thread a sewing machine and change settings, basic sewing skills (straight and curved seams) and hand sewing as you work on constructing a bag. The pattern will be provided by the tutor; you will need to supply fabric, zip and thread. Students may bring their own machine or use a college Bernina).

Fees: NZ$90

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MAORI LANGUAGE & CULTURE: Level 1

Tutor/Facilitator: Phoebe Scott
8 Tuesday nights - Starts on 10 May 6-8pm

This class is now FULL. An introductory course in Te Reo. This course is aimed at people who are beginning their reo māori journey. A condition of enrolment on this course is that you will attend at least 80% of the sessions. The first time you enrol, you'll need to provide your National Student Number (NSN) or, if you don't have one, email a copy of your passport or birth certificate as proof of your NZ citizenship or residency to [email protected]

Fees: NZ$70

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MAORI LANGUAGE & CULTURE: Level 2

Tutor/Facilitator: Jack Baker
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 10 May from 6-8pm

A course for those who have already completed level 1. ie 8 weeks A condition of enrolment on this course is that you will attend at least 80% of the sessions. The first time you enrol, you'll need to provide your National Student Number (NSN) or, if you don't have one, email a copy of your passport or birth certificate as proof of your NZ citizenship or residency to [email protected]

Fees: NZ$70

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MENDING YOUR CLOTHES:

Tutor/Facilitator: Joyce Tam
1 Saturday - On 11 June from 9am-3:30pm

Develop a sustainable wardrobe, avoid adding to the landfill, make your clothes last longer, learn how to fix holes, rips, tears and ladders (in knit garments) You must have sewing machine experience.

Fees: NZ$90

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METAL JEWELLERY: Beginner (May)

Tutor/Facilitator: Kristelle Plimmer
1 Sunday - On 15 May from 10am -4pm

This class is now FULL Making silver rings and things…..learn a range of jewellery making techniques including forming, shaping, soldering, texturing, sawing, filing and finishing. The emphasis is on practical skills leading to finished items of jewellery. The silver for a ring and a bangle is included in the course costs as is copper to practice with, saw blades, solder etc. Silver to make additional items can be purchased at a reasonable price. All tools are provided. No previous experience necessary. We will be working with hot metal and tools so workshop clothing and covering footwear please; no open shoes, slides, sandals or jandals allowed. This is for your safety in the workshop.

Fees: NZ$175 - Includes materials for ring and bangle

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METAL JEWELLERY: Silver & Stone Intermediate

Tutor/Facilitator: Kristelle Plimmer
1 Sunday - On 19 June from 10am -4pm

. Stone setting is one of the most fun things you can do in a jewellery workshop – it’s a little bit magic, a little bit precision and one of the best ways to grow your skills. This is a one-day class where your creativity and all the techniques you learnt previously come together. We will be making a stone setting, soldering this on a ring and wearing it home. The silver for a ring and a stone setting is included in the course costs as are stones to choose from, copper to practice with, saw blades, solder etc. All tools are provided.

Fees: NZ$175 - Includes some materials

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Musical Keyboard Skills:

Tutor/Facilitator: Jean Hollier
8 Monday nights - Starts on 9 May from 6:30-8:30pm

This class is now FULL. Learn to use the musical keyboard. One hour individual and group tuition plus practice time using the schools' electronic keyboards. Usually split into 2 groups with start times of either 6.30 or 7.30pm. Please bring your own headphones.

Fees: NZ$115

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New Zealand Sign Language: Level 1A (Thursday)

Tutor/Facilitator: Tania Ali
8 Thursday nights - Starts 12 May from 6-8pm

For those who want an introduction to NZ Sign Language then join this beginner class. Units 1-3 will be covered. A condition of enrolment on this course is that you will attend at least 80% of the sessions. The first time you enrol, you'll need to provide your National Student Number (NSN) or, if you don't have one, email a copy of your passport or birth certificate as proof of your NZ citizenship or residency to [email protected]

Fees: NZ$70

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New Zealand Sign Language: Level 1A (Tuesday)

Tutor/Facilitator: Tania Ali
8 Tuesday nights - Starts on 10 May from 6-8pm

For those who want an introduction to NZ Sign Language then join this beginner class. Units 1-3 will be covered. A condition of enrolment on this course is that you will attend at least 80% of the sessions. The first time you enrol, you'll need to provide your National Student Number (NSN) or, if you don't have one, email a copy of your passport or birth certificate as proof of your NZ citizenship or residency to [email protected]

Fees: NZ$70

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New Zealand Sign Language: Level 1B

Tutor/Facilitator: Tania Ali
8 Monday nights - Starts 9 May from 6-8pm

This course is for those who have already completed units 1-3 ie 16 hours of NZ Sign Language . It covers units 4 & 5 A condition of enrolment on this course is that you will attend at least 80% of the sessions. The first time you enrol, you'll need to provide your National Student Number (NSN) or, if you don't have one, email a copy of your passport or birth certificate as proof of your NZ citizenship or residency to [email protected]

Fees: NZ$70

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New Zealand Sign Language: Level 1C

Tutor/Facilitator: Ripeka Bird
8 Monday nights - Starts on 9 May from 6-8pm

This course is for those who have completed a 1B class in NZ Sign Language. Units 6 & 7 will be covered A condition of enrolment on this course is that you will attend at least 80% of the sessions. The first time you enrol, you'll need to provide your National Student Number (NSN) or, if you don't have one, email a copy of your passport or birth certificate as proof of your NZ citizenship or residency to [email protected]

Fees: NZ$70

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Orchestra

Tutor/Facilitator: Samuel Berkahn
32 Monday nights - Starts 14 February from 7:30-9:30pm

The Tawa Orchestra is a community orchestra that attracts players of all ages and walks of life. No audition required – minimum standard Grade V. You will learn the dynamics of being part of a full orchestra including rehearsal techniques, sectionals, and performance. The Tawa Orchestra will perform at least 3 concerts throughout the year and may include collaborations with other community groups and visiting artists. New members can join at any time. Inquire about the fee if you are starting during the year.

Fees: NZ$215

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OVERLOCKER BASICS/SEWING WITH KNITS

Tutor/Facilitator: Joyce Tam
1 Saturday - On Saturday 21 May from 9am-3:30pm

This class is now FULL. An introduction to the overlocker, develop skills to use this equipment safely and efficiently. Learn how to use the overlocker for seaming knit garments. Prior Sewing experience essential. Some overlockers are available to use during the course or bring your own

Fees: NZ$90

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PARENTING WITHOUT LOSING YOUR MIND:

Tutor/Facilitator: Danette Muollo
1 Saturday morning - On 18 June from 9:30am-1:30pm

Feel like whatever you say is falling on deaf ears and want new strategies for parenting? Discover a fun approach to parenting and communicating using a strengths lens. We offer tips and tools to turn 'argh' moments to 'aha' moments and find the joy in parenting.

Fees: NZ$65

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Patchwork: Christmas Capers

Tutor/Facilitator: Dianne Barnden
8 Thursday nights - Starts 19 May from 7-9pm

Christmas Capers is a fun project that uses small amounts of fabric that does not need to be Christmas themed. It is ideal for fat 1/4's and scraps. Participants will learn about various methods of Applique, constructing fast flying geese, half and quarter square triangles, and embellishments.

Fees: NZ$115

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PATCHWORK: Finish It Up(June)

Tutor/Facilitator: Dianne Barnden
1 Sunday - On 12 June from 9am -4pm

Time to get those unfinished projects under control. Bring along those that you are stuck on, or bring them all and we will sort out their sticking point and move them in the right direction.

Fees: NZ$90

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Patchwork: Finishing Class (UFO)

Tutor/Facilitator: Dianne Barnden
1 Sunday - On 27 March from 9am - 4pm

Students bring ufos (unfinished objects), or problem projects, or anything that they may need help with. You may need help to finish your quilt top, or learn how to baste and quilt your top or learn how to finish binding your quilt.

Fees: NZ$90

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PATCHWORK: Scrap Quilt in a Day

Tutor/Facilitator: Di Barnden
1 Sunday - On 29 May from 9am-4pm

This class is FULL. This is an ideal project to dive into your scrap bin or to use some of those fabrics you’ve been hoarding for one day. The class will explore a variety of quilts using squares and rectangles so be prepared to just have a play day.

Fees: NZ$90

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PATTERNS FROM YOUR FAVOURITE GARMENT:

Tutor/Facilitator: Stacey Donn
1 Sunday - On Sunday 22 May from 9am-4pm

Have you found a garment that fits you well and you wish you could clone it? By learning to create a pattern from an existing garment you will have the skills to do so. In this course you will be shown how to create a pattern from an existing garment. You will then have an opportunity to apply this knowledge as you work on your own pattern/s for your chosen garment/s. Sewing and/or basic pattern knowledge is recommended as you should be familiar with terms such as seam allowance, straight grain, bias, darts etc.

Fees: NZ$90

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PILATES: Beginner (Monday)

Tutor/Facilitator: Barbara Wefers
8 Monday nights - Starts on 1 August from 6-7pm

Pilates is a blend of physical and mental workouts helping you to increase your flexibility and core strength, and improve your posture.

Fees: NZ$80
Fees: NZ$60 - same person taking second fitness class in same term

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PILATES: Beginner (Thurs)

Tutor/Facilitator: Barbara Wefers
8 Thursday nights - Starts on 4 August from 6-7pm

Pilates is a blend of physical and mental workouts helping you to increase your flexibility and core strength, and improve your posture. This class is suitable for beginner or intermediate students who have attended some Pilate's classes before.

Fees: NZ$80
Fees: NZ$60 - same person taking second fitness class in same term

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PILATES: Beginner (Wed evening)

Tutor/Facilitator: Barbara Wefers
8 Wednesday nights - Starts on 3 August from 6-7pm

Pilates is a blend of physical and mental workouts helping you to increase your flexibility and core strength, and improve your posture.

Fees: NZ$80
Fees: NZ$60 - same person taking second fitness class in same term

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Pilates: Beginner Daytime (Friday)

Tutor/Facilitator: Barbara Wefers
8 Friday mornings - Starts 5 August from 9:30-10:30am

This course is held at Linden Community Centre Pilates is a blend of physical and mental workouts helping you to increase your flexibility and core strength, and improve your posture. The course is suitable for beginners and those who have not done an exercise programme before.

Fees: NZ$80
Fees: NZ$60 - same person taking second fitness class in same term

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PILATES: Intermediate (Mon)

Tutor/Facilitator: Barbara Wefers
8 Monday nights - Starts on 1 August from 7:15-8:15pm

Pilates is a blend of physical and mental workouts helping you to increase your flexibility and core strength, and improve your posture. This class is suitable for intermediate students who have attended some Pilate's classes before.

Fees: NZ$80
Fees: NZ$60 - same person taking second fitness class in same term

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PILATES:Intermediate (Wed morning)

Tutor/Facilitator: Barbara Wefers
8 Wednesday mornings - Starts 11 May from 9:30-10:30am

This class is now FULL. This course is held at the Tawa Community Centre. Pilates is a blend of physical and mental workouts helping you to increase your flexibility and core strength, and improve your posture.

Fees: NZ$80
Fees: NZ$60 - same person taking second fitness class in same term

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POTTERY: Intermediate Wheel Work (July)

Tutor/Facilitator: Anne Glennie
8 Monday nights - Starts 25 July from 7-9:30pm

This class is now FULL. This class is limited to 8 students. This course is only for those students who have completed at least one Beginners Wheelwork class or have an equivalent amount of wheel throwing experience. The aim of the course is to extend students who can already centre and throw a basic cylinder, and will provide tuition to begin making pieces that are larger and with more complex shapes, such as vases, jugs, pots with lids and types of serving dishes. Please note that glazing will be done on the final week, so it is essential that students can attend on that evening as there are no alternative opportunities to glaze work. The costs for clay, firing and glazing materials are extra and will vary depending on how much a student makes. Please bring $40 materials deposit payable in cash to the tutor on the first night. Some students may not use all this deposit however productive students may be required to pay more. This class is held at Gear Homestead Woolshed Potters clubrooms, Gear Homestead, Okowai Road Porirua and is for ADULTS ONLY.

Fees: NZ$185

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POTTERY: Hand Building (August)

Tutor/Facilitator: Linda Savell & Jackie Haddow
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 9 August from 7-9:30pm

This class is now FULL. Introduction to hand building with clay. Techniques covered are pinch pots, coils, slab work and glazing. It should be noted that glazing will be done on the 7th week so it is important that students are able to attend on that evening as there are no alternative opportunities to glaze work. We will all be using the same clay. Clay, firing costs, and glazing materials are extra and will vary depending on how productive you are. Please bring $50 materials deposit payable in cash to the tutors on the first night. (some students may not use all this deposit however productive students may be required to pay more) This class is held at Gear Homestead Woolshed Potters rooms, Gear Homestead, Okowai Road Porirua and is for ADULTS ONLY.

Fees: NZ$185

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REIKI HEALING: Level 1

Tutor/Facilitator: Barbara Wefers
4 Tuesday nights - Starts on 2 August from 7-9pm

Reiki is an energy healing technique that promotes relaxation, reduces stress and anxiety through gentle touch. Reiki practitioners use their hands to deliver energy to your body, improving the flow and balance of your energy to support healing.

Fees: NZ$65

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REIKI HEALING: Level 2

Tutor/Facilitator: Barbara Wefers
4 Tuesday nights - Starts on 7 June from 7-9pm

For those who wish to continue this course and have completed level 1.

Fees: NZ$65

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SELF DEFENCE: Krav Maga(Age 15+)

Tutor/Facilitator: Gabriel Molina
1 Saturday afternoon - On 11 June from 12noon -3pm

Krav Maga (contact combat) is a self-defence system developed by the Israeli Defence Force. Its application and efficiency in the real world has been proven to be highly effective by law enforcement agencies, protection services, and the military. The 3 hour session will be at an introductory level and will focus on civilian self defence. Unlike the military or police, the main intent for civilian krav maga is to: Minimise harm to oneself, stop the escalation of conflict by defending in a decisive manner, and also by escaping quickly at the very first opportunity

Fees: NZ$55

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Sewing for Beginners (Tuesday)

Tutor/Facilitator: Stacey Donn
8 Tuesday nights - Starts on 10 May from 7-9pm

This course is a perfect opportunity to learn some basic sewing skills or to extend your existing sewing skills. You will learn numerous skills as you work on constructing a bag. The pattern will be provided by the tutor; you will need to supply fabric, zip and thread (see on enrolment page). Once you have completed the bag, you have the option to work on your own project.

Fees: NZ$70

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Sewing for Beginners (Wednesday)

Tutor/Facilitator: Janet Barnes
8 Wednesday nights - Starts on 11 May from 7-9pm

This class is now FULL. There is room in the TUESDAY class. This class is for people who are wanting to gain confidence with a sewing machine. And those just starting can work through a project making a shopping bag to introduce them to the sewing machine and sewing techniques.A condition of enrolment on this course is that you will attend at least 80% of the sessions. The first time you enrol, you'll need to provide your National Student Number (NSN) or, if you don't have one, email a copy of your passport or birth certificate as proof of your NZ citizenship or residency to [email protected]

Fees: NZ$70

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SEWING TIPS & TRICKS

Tutor/Facilitator: Joyce Tam
1 Wednesday night - On 6 July from 6:30 - 9pm

Not all sewing is in the making. whether you are new to sewing or have been sewing for some time, there are always new tips and time saving tricks to learn (such as how to unpick overlocking efficiently). Step away from the sewing machine and learn some invaluable information on equipment, fabric, pattern and sewing. in this enlightening sewist session.

Fees: NZ$27

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Sewing: Intermediate

Tutor/Facilitator: Joyce Tam
8 Monday nights - Starts on 9 May from 6:30-8:30pm

This course is now CANCELLED. The class will cater for intermediate sewers. All students will be helped, shown techniques and short cuts. Bring pattern, material & sewing kit, current sewing project, or idea to the first lesson.

Fees: NZ$115

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SHIBORI DYEING: Multicoloured

Tutor/Facilitator: Clare Smith
1 Saturday - On 26 March from 9am-3pm

Explore Shibori techniques such as folding, clamping and pole wrapping then learn how to mix fibre reactive dyes to produce multicoloured fabrics for use in quilting or as a background for embroidery. Small items of clothing could also be dyed.

Fees: NZ$85

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SONGWRITING:

Tutor/Facilitator: Elisa Di Napoli
8 Tuesday nights - Starts on 10 May from 7-9pm

This course has been CANCELLED. Some people think songwriting is a mysterious, unexplainable process. But luckily, those people are wrong. Like most things, writing songs is much easier when you’re equipped with the right tools. Like with any job the more tools you have and the better you use them, the easier the job is.

Fees: NZ$115

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TAI CHI: Beginner

Tutor/Facilitator: Mercedes Godinez
8 Tuesday nights - Starts on 10 May from 6:30-7:30pm

Taichi is an exciting, fun, exercise for your body and mind.This is the art and exercise that the Chinese have been practicing to keep healthy. flexible, balanced, active,sociable and youthful.

Fees: NZ$80
Fees: NZ$60 - same person taking second fitness class in same term

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TAI CHI: Intermediate

Tutor/Facilitator: Mercedes Godinez
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 10 May from 7:45-8:45pm

This is for those who had taken the Beginners Taichi course for two terms and would like to improve, refine and develop their physical knowledge about taiChi. This class will concentrate on contemporary hand forms. Taichi is an exciting, fun, exercise for your body and mind.This is the art and exercise that the Chinese have been practicing to keep healthy. flexible, balanced, active,sociable and youthful. For those who have attended Tai Chi before this is an opportunity to extend your skills and knowledge.

Fees: NZ$80
Fees: NZ$60 - same person taking second fitness class in the same term

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Ukulele: Beginners & Intermediate

Tutor/Facilitator: Don Franks
8 Tuesday nights - Starts on 10 May from 7-9pm

This course has now been CANCELLED. This course will show beginners how to form basic chords and use them to accompany a range of songs. Students will learn several different strums to suit slow, medium and faster tunes. Intermediate students will be able to learn new ways to get the best out of your ukulele Bring your own ukulele. You will have at least one hour tutor contact time with beginners and intermediate split into different sessions on the first night.

Fees: NZ$115

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Upholstery

Tutor/Facilitator: Raewyn Dawe
8 Monday nights - Starts 1 August from 7pm-9pm

. Learn how to revitalise your furniture using equipment you already have at home. Sewing skills essentials.

Fees: NZ$145

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VEGETABLE & FRUIT CARVING

Tutor/Facilitator: Ha Nguyen
1 TWednesday night - On 29 June from 5:30-9:30pm

This course will teach you basic methods and techniques for carving vegetables and fruits to make exquisite garnishes and decorations. All ingredients and tools included in course fee.

Fees: NZ$100 - Fee includes all ingredients and tool set

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VIETNAMESE COOKING:

Tutor/Facilitator: Ha Nguyen
4 Wednesday nights - Starts on 11 May from 6-8pm

These dishes can be enjoyed for any meal and will be taught by a Vietnamese chef with a passion for authentic cooking. The menu will include dishes such as savoury pancakes, wraps, rolls noodle soups and rice noodle salads.

Fees: NZ$120 - Includes Ingredients

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WOODWORK: Skills & Projects(Tuesday)

Tutor/Facilitator: Gary Beecroft
8 Tuesday nights - Starts on 10 May from 7-9pm

This class is now FULL. Learn wood working skills using hand tools and the type of power tools found in the home. Choose your own project at your level of ability and learn skills while completing the project. You provide your own materials. No recycled timber allowed. This course will be held at the Tawa Menz Shed Davies St, Tawa.

Fees: NZ$160

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WOODWORK:Skills & Projects (Thursday)

Tutor/Facilitator: Gary Beecroft
8 Thursday nights - Starts on 12 May from 7-9pm

This class is now FULL. Learn wood working skills using hand tools and the type of power tools found in the home. Choose your own project at your level of ability and learn skills while completing the project. You provide your own materials. No recycled timber allowed. This class will be held at the Tawa Menz Shed in Davies St Tawa.

Fees: NZ$160

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YOGA: Beginner (Wed)

Tutor/Facilitator: Barbara Wefers
8 Wednesday nights - Starts on 3 August from 7:15-8:15pm

Graduated yoga postures to enhance health and develop and maintain muscle/joint flexibility. Breath awareness and control and relaxation for stress release.

Fees: NZ$80
Fees: NZ$60 - same person taking second fitness class in the same term

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YOGA: Beginner/Intermediate (Thurs)

Tutor/Facilitator: Barbara Wefers
8 Thursday nights - Starts on 4 August from 7:15-8:15pm

Graduated yoga postures to enhance health and develop and maintain muscle/joint flexibility. Breath awareness and control and relaxation for stress release.

Fees: NZ$80
Fees: NZ$60 - same person taking second fitness class in same term

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ZENTANGLE ® Method (Saturday)

Tutor/Facilitator: Monique Lubbernick
1 Saturday - On 25 June from 10am-4pm

The Zentangle® Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Fee includes a materials pack.

Fees: NZ$100 - Includes materials pack

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ZENTANGLE Method

Tutor/Facilitator: Monique Lubberink
1 Sunday - On 3 April from 10am-4pm

This class has been CANCELLED. The Zentangle® Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Fee includes a materials pack.

Fees: NZ$100

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